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Two people are accused of stealing a man’s money, pants
A Kodiak man and woman are accused of ripping off a man’s pants and robbing him of thousands of dollars. Cynthia Bean, 39, and Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, were arraigned in Kodiak district court on Thursday. Bean faces charges of second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault. Iannon faces charges of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree assault and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. According to...
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Oil tax repeal finds support around Kodiak
Opponents of SB21, the state’s new oil tax cut, have turned in more than 51,000 signatures to the Alaska Division of Elections in hopes of overturning the measure through a voter referendum. “Vote Yes – Repeal the Giveaway” needed to collect 30,169 signatures — 10 percent of the turnout in the last state election — in three months, a deadline mandated by Article 11 of the state constitution. If approved, a measure...
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Discover Kodiak draws new tourism map
Kodiak’s tourism bureau is redrawing the map of Kodiak. Discover Kodiak isn’t building a road or a new building — it’s recreating a street map used by thousands of Kodiak visitors each year. Chastity Starrett, member services manager at Discover Kodiak, is the person in charge of the mapping project. For now, she said, the job is one of salesmanship. Ads line the borders of the three-color map, and Kodiak business...
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Business suffers as Tustumena stays away
On Wednesday, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced another delay returning Kodiak’s main ferry to service. A day later, A Smiling Bear Bed and Breakfast had another visitor cancel her stay in Kodiak. Darlene Turner, owner of the business, said she has had seven cancellations this summer, each worth about $1,000, due to the absence of the ferry Tustumena. The Tustumena, which regularly serves Kodiak, has been...
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Man accused of assault with a steak knife
A 36-year-old Kodiak man is accused of pulling a steak knife on another man during an argument about a television. Jacob Hilsinger was arraigned in Kodiak district court on July 8 on one count of third-degree assault with means of a dangerous instrument, a class C felony. According to court documents, Hilsinger had a verbal argument with a man on July 7 that turned physical. A week before, a woman brought two tele...
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Council OK’s new downtown committee
The city of Kodiak has a new tool as it investigates a program to improve security and aesthetics in its downtown shopping district. During a city council meeting Thursday night, the council formally approved a new committee of businesspeople and civic leaders, who will draft a list of recommendations for the city council. The committee is the brainchild of Mayor Pat Branson, who has a list of 19 people interested...
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73 degrees and skiing in sunshine
On a day when temperatures topped 70 degrees and Kodiakans crowded Mill Bay Beach, Steve Wielebski grabbed his skis. Snow is a distant memory at sea level, but look up at Kodiak’s hills and mountains, and you’ll see splashes of white. While Kodiak isn’t the backcountry skiing Mecca that Valdez or the Alaska Range are, it has plenty of hills and mountains that keep their snow through most of the summer. “This is th...
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Harbor dredging begins next week
Access to Kodiak’s harbors will be limited to one lane of traffic as a project to deepen the harbor channels begins next week. Starting Monday, Western Marine Construction Inc. will begin deepening the mouth of the St. Paul Harbor. Kodiak harbormaster Marty Owen said he has been trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve the dredging for years because large boats scrape the bottom during low tide. T...
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Assemblyman drops support for smoking ban
A proposed public smoking ban for the Kodiak Island Borough appears all but dead after one of its principal backers dropped his support. On Thursday night, assemblyman Tuck Bonney said he will no longer support a proposal to put a boroughwide smoking ban on the fall municipal ballot. "I've had an interesting week on this one, and I'm going to withdraw my support," he said during a borough work session. "I've recei...
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Trans-Arctic shipping is decades away, experts say
Alaskan businessmen are hoping that ocean shippers will follow the 50th state’s motto, but a new article in the latest edition of the US Naval Institute’s journal, Proceedings, says North to the Future is a long way off for shipping. Stephen Carmel, a senior vice president for Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean shipping company, writes that even though Arctic ice is receding, “it is important to get past the h...
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